Spring 2015
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Re-dressing the West
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A Re-dress of the West :: Stripping away the mythology of the American West exposes a more diverse, more interesting history. by Hannelore Sudermann

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Gallery: Self-portraits of Okanogan, Washington photographer Frank Matsura }

No Pain’s a Gain :: WSU researchers are finding new ways to tackle America’s pain problems. by Eric Sorensen

After the War: Mud, floods, and modernization :: Thousands of GIs poured into Pullman after World War II. That student boom catalyzed our change from state college to major research university. by Larry Clark

A Nagasaki letter


Voices of the Wilderness :: From Beowulf to the American West, exploring the idea of wilderness and then finding it in Idaho. by Debbie Lee


:: Vanishing act

:: Prisoner guardians

:: Bringing up babies

:: Gentle commerce

:: We’re one big counterculture

:: Down “The Drain” in the TUB

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Gallery: Guatemalan arthropods at WSU in vivo }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Story: 12 brain rules and the work of John Medina and Tracy Cutchlow }


:: First Words

:: Posts

:: Sports: A winning style

:: Sports: A new field of dreams

:: In Season: Winter Greens—Beyond the kale

:: Ask Dr. Universe: Do bugs have hearts and brains?

:: Last Words: The West in the words of Washington Irving

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Recipes: Kale salad recipes }


:: Liz Siler ’78—Hungry to help

:: Terry Ishihara ’49—“You can’t be happy and bitter”

:: Eric Marks ’86—Marshalling the deputies

:: Schweitzer receives alumni award

:: Alumni news: Alumni Achievement Awards

New Media

Looking Like the Enemy: Japanese Mexicans, the Mexican State, and US Hegemony, 1897-1945 by Jerry García ’99 PhD

Hunting for “Dirtbags”: Why Cops Over-police the Poor and Racial Minorities by Lori Beth Way and Ryan Patten ’03 PhD

On This Borrowed Bike by Lisa Panepinto ’05

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss ’02 MA

New & Noteworthy: Digitized Lives: Culture, Power, and Social Change in the Internet Era by T.V. Reed; Whole in the Clouds by Kristine Kibbee ’00; Two Bits and Odd Days by Thomas A. Springer ’86; I, Hernán Cortés: The (Second) Trial of Residency by Francisco Manzo-Robledo ’73, ’74 MS, ’80 PhD Civil Engineering, ’91 MA Foreign Languages and Literature

On the cover: Guatemalan moths—Anaxita brueckneri—by Shelly Hanks

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October 30, 2014 : Calendar
Join us in celebrating the 125th anniversary of the founding of our University. To commemorate the occasion, we have compiled a collection of histori...Read more

Detailed view of a mystery map
October 30, 2014 : Map
A hunt for the author of this hand-drawn map leads to an exploration of the history of geology at WSU. Read more in "Mapmaker Mystery" and explore th...Read more

Focus Microscope Camera captures the world beyond the eye's reach
July 21, 2014 : Video
The Focus Microscope Camera, created by Jeff Stewart ’01 and Michael Baum, can record videos from an iPad connected to any microscope. It can a...Read more

Poverty in children's books
January 8, 2014 : Story
School is starting back up for a lot of children. But do kid's books show the facts about poverty? Jane Kelley at the WSU College of Education has lo...Read more

Magical baked beans
January 2, 2014 : Recipe
Cold wintry weather just begs for baked beans. Check out a recipe for Grandma Smith's Rockwell Baked Beans at the magazine site. The Rockwell Bean is...Read more

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